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Kirsty MacColl

Kirsty MacColl

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Kirsty MacColl (1989)

Interview by John Tobler, Rock's Backpages Audio, Spring 1989

The singer-songwriter talks about her family background; early recordings and Stiff Records; working with the Pogues and Tracey Ullman; her new album Kite and being produced by husband Steve Lillywhite; meeting the Smiths; the position of women in the arts; songwriters she admires... and writer's block.

File format: mp3; file size: 62.2mb, interview length: 1h 04' 50" sound quality: *****

Kirsty MacColl (1990)

Interview by Ira Robbins, Rock's Backpages Audio, April 1990

The much-missed singer-songwriter talks about, well, everything: her love of collaboration and those she has worked with; her family; the UK Poll Tax riots and politics; the epiphany of 'Good Vibrations' and so much more.

File format: mp3; file size: 70.8mb, interview length: 1h 17' 16" sound quality: ****

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Kirsty MacColl: Exchange and Martyrdom

Profile and Interview by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, 16 June 1979

SANDY ROBERTSON finds yet another excuse to talk to young girls ...

Kirsty MacColl: Double Lives

Profile and Interview by Paul Sexton, Record Mirror, 14 July 1979

SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN the hype and the hit, when the noise has died down before it lives again, there's a spell of anticipation when the ...

Kirsty MacColl: A Chip Off The Old Block

Interview by Ian Birch, Smash Hits, 25 June 1981

"DON'T ASK A lot of questions about me Dad!" pleads Kirsty MacColl, flicking back the glorious swathe of hair dotted with tell-tale Red Indian braids. ...

Kirsty MacColl: 20-Track Record

Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, Q, May 1989

Kirsty MacColl is much in demand as the single-handed supplier of "Beach Boys" backing vocals to the discerning megastar. Now, with a bold and characterful ...

AUDIO: Kirsty MacColl (1990)

Audio transcript of interview by Ira Robbins, Rock's Backpages Audio, 1990

This is a transcript of Ira's audio interview with Kirsty. Listen to the audio of this interview. ...

Kirsty MaCcoll: Electric Landlady (Virgin)

Review by Andrew Mueller, Melody Maker, 22 June 1991

VERILY AND forsooth, but there is no mess sorrier than that made by the naturally supremely agile coming a clumsy cropper. ...

Kirsty MacColl: Kirsty In Control

Interview by Mark Cooper, Daily Telegraph, 22 June 1991

Mark Cooper watches as Kirsty MacColl reluctantly prepares to meet the world ...

Kirsty MacColl: Mean Fiddler, Harlesden, London

Live Review by Dele Fadele, New Musical Express, 5 October 1991

"SO THAT'S what you look like!" Kirsty MacColl exclaims, faced with an altogether too respectable crowd of 30 and 40-somethings, then launches into an eerie, ...

Singer Kirsty MacColl: Wry with a Twist of Laughter

Interview by Jim Sullivan, The Boston Globe, 12 November 1993

DEPRESSION AND despair have their place in pop music, especially in English pop. In recent years, it's come through most tellingly in the shimmering sadness ...

Kirsty MacColl

Interview by Erik Himmelsbach, Los Angeles Reader, 26 November 1993

ALTHOUGH I liked punk when I was growing up, my real adolescent obsession was with women who went pop. From Lene Lovich and Blondie to ...

Kirsty MacColl: Raging Against the Machine

Interview by Paul Sexton, The Times, 25 February 1994

There are many ways to describe Kirsty MacColl, but "female singer-songwriter" is not one of them, she tells Paul Sexton ...

Kirsty MacColl

Profile and Interview by Mark Paytress, Record Collector, March 1994

KIRSTY MACCOLL first came to prominence as a solo artist during the early 80s, scoring Top 20 hits with 'There's a Guy Works Down The ...

Pillar To Post

Interview by Rob Steen, MOJO, April 1994

A TIP. DON'T TELL KIRSTY MACCOLL SHE IS OUR FINEST FEMALE songwriter. Not even if you are besotted with Titanic Days, her latest and greatest ...

Kirsty MacColl: At home with Lauren, margarita and me

Interview by Caitlin Moran, The Times, 17 March 1995

Still after that elusive No 1, Kirsty MacColl is the most dangerous of party animals: genius that drinks ...

Kirsty MacColl: Pussy Galore

Profile and Interview by Pete Paphides, Time Out, 18 March 1995

IT'S BEEN a long ascent for Kirsty MacColl. Over 15 years, she's toiled away unassumingly in pursuit of that elusive beast, the perfect pop song. ...

Kirsty MacColl: Paradise, Boston

Live Review by Jim Sullivan, The Boston Globe, 21 March 1995

Kirsty MacColl Breaks Boundaries ...

Kirsty MacColl: They Don't Know (Yet)

Discography by Dave Thompson, Goldmine, 13 September 1996

SHE'S BEEN AROUND for such a long time now, she admits she's a part of the furniture, "part of the rock 'n' roll consciousness." ...

Kirsty MacColl: Tropical Brainstorm

Review by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 17 March 2000

Kirsty MacColl's first album since 1994 sees her flirting with Latin rhythms and cliched tourist-brochure lyrics. But, says Caroline Sullivan, it's better than you'd think ...

Kirsty MacColl

Profile and Interview by Caitlin Moran, The Times, Spring 2000

One of our finest singers is also one of our finest writers, and has been for all of 21 years. Caitlin Moran meets the never ...

Kirsty MacColl

Discography by Jason Cohen, Stereophile, Summer 2001

WHEN IRS RECORDS gave Kirsty MacColl the best-of-treatment in 1995, the CD booklet overflowed with praise from famous fans and comrades. ...


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